Highlights/comedy

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Canada History: March 21, 1979: A world record stage comedy begins its non-stop run

March 21 1979: a group of under-employed French-Canadian actors are about to stage a small play they’ve created and open at a small downtown Montreal shop converted into a makeshift theatre. The play is called simply “Broue”, an Anglicism on» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

 Update: Anger from Canadian comedians changes Just for Laughs policy

Just one day after news began circulating of a format change at a satellite radio channel, that change has been reversed. Yesterday, we reported that Canadian comedians were extremely upset that the Sirius XM channel called “Canada Laughs” had been» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, International, Society

Canadian comedians not laughing at Canadian radio takeover from U.S.

Canadian comedians are angry at a takeover of the “Canada Laughs” channel which was carried on Sirius XM satellite radio. The channel had been carrying exclusive Canadian content since it began in 2005, but has recently entered into partnership with» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Backlash from ? cancels “No Fascist-free speech” comedy night

It was to be a comedy night destined to make light of current confrontations over the right of free speech.   Proceeds from the event were to go to the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. It didn’t work out that way. Organizer» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Canada history: Jan.17, 1880 – The Canadian who invented American slapstick film

(to comment on any RCI story, scroll down to very bottom of page) He was known for many years throughout the U.S. as “the King of Comedy”, except, he was Canadian. Charlie Chaplin, W.C Fields, Harold Lloyd, Gloria Swanson, and» 

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Gordie Tapp, entertainer extraordinaire, takes his final bow

He was known to generations in Canada and the US where he was a popular host, character actor, writer, pitchman, and amazing joke teller. Gordie Tapp died this Sunday in a Burlington, Ontario hospital at age 94. He began his» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Shipping, science and Shell: Arctic week in Review

On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories from Eye on the Arctic this week: -Shell’s pullout from offshore operations in Arctic Alaska continued to grab your attention this week, especially stories examining the» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Canada Post honours Canadian comedians

Canada Post continues its efforts to honour great Canadian entertainers. After recent series of stamps releases honouring Canadian legends in Hollywood, and Canadian country music stars, a new series is being released today honouring five well-known Canadian comedians. Although there» 

Arts and Entertainment

Sugar Sammy wins Quebec’s top humour award ‘Olivier de l’année’

For the second year in a row comic Sugar Sammy has been voted comedian of the year at the annual “Gala Les Olivier” awards for excellence in comedy in the predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec. This award, voted on by the» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Comedy award wins confirm Sugar Sammy’s ground-breaking bilingual humour

Multilingual Montreal comic Sugar Sammy took home two prestigious Olivier comedy awards Sunday (May 12), including the Olivier de l’année for his show You’re Gonna Rire (laugh). The Olivier de l’année was voted on by the pubic during the gala award show»